Noncommutativity in the North – MikaelFest

A Marcus Wallenberg symposium

in celebration of Mikael Rørdam’s 65th birthday

Date: 17. – 20. June 2024 (Monday – Thursday)

Venue: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Chalmers Tvärgata 3, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden

Deadlines: 30. April for registration // 31. March for registration with request of financial support

Registration: To register for the conference, write an email to with subject “Registration for MikaelFest” stating:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Affiliation
  • Career status (PhD, Postdoc, Professor, …)
  • Do you request financial support? (see below)

Financial support: We can provide financial support to a number of early-career researchers (PhD, Postdoc). If you request financial support, please include a short CV (pdf-file) and the name of one or more references (for example, the PhD supervisor). Note that the deadline for registration with request of financial support is 31. March. We will send an email after this date to each participant who requests support with our decision to offer funding or not (and the amount).

Organizers: Georg Huppertz, Hannes Thiel, Eduard Vilalta


Erik Bedos (Oslo)
Bruce Blackadar (Reno)
Kristin Courtney (Odense) – TBC
Marius Dadarlat (West Lafayette)
Siegfried Echterhoff (Münster)
Søren Eilers (Copenhagen)
George Elliott (Toronto) – TBC
Ilijas Farah (Toronto)
James Gabe (Odense) – TBC
Shirly Geffen (Münster)
Ilan Hirshberg (Be’er Sheva)
Nadia Larsen (Oslo) – TBC
Magdalena Musat (Copenhagen)
Eduard Ortega (Trondheim)
Francesc Perera (Barcelona)
Sorin Popa (Los Angeles)
Ian Putnam (Victoria) – TBC
Mikael Rørdam (Copenhagen)
Karen Strung (Prague)
Andreas Thom (Dresden)
Stefaan Vaes (Leuven)
Stuart White (Oxford)
Wilhelm Winter (Münster)

Schedule: TBA

This conference is funded by the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for International Scientific Collaboration, the K-theory foundation, and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through the KAW Fellowship Order-theoretic methods in operator algebras.